Sir Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best-loved illustrators created artworks for the end-of-life care room on the Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Parents Jenny and Michael Walker, who sadly lost their child on the unit, commissioned Blake because they wanted to 'provide a space for families and their children to have a quiet, peaceful time in their final hours together'.
Fifteen poignant drawings decorate the room where families can spend time with their terminally ill child.
“(The illustrations) are beyond what I ever could have expected. We’re so grateful. They’re really special. He’s captured in pictures what I sometimes struggle to put into words,” explains Jenny Walker. Commenting on the horses illustration, she added: “One is drinking, [the other] is looking round. I’m not a horsey person, but it moved me and my husband to tears when we saw it because the horses are really caring for each other.”Guardian article